Sunday, June 14, 2009

Twitter Out of Iran: #CNNFail

From Change_for_Iran on Twitter:
... in this photo: our beloved ex president Khatam arrested; I really hope this is fake ...

See also, the Mousavi photostream at Flickr, care of The Lede.

The rise of alternative media, amid the collapse of much mainstream reporting, is shaping events on the ground. See, Daniel Terdiman /, "
‘#CNNFail’: Twitterverse slams network's Iran absence." Also, "'Traditional media have completely failed us' (Iranians turn to brave citizen journalists)," and "#CNNfail: Twitter Blasts CNN Over Iran Election‎."

This shot from Getty Images, "
The Protest Turns Bloody":

More at Memeorandum.

The Los Angeles Times has actually had decent coverage. See, Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi, "Iran election anger boils; Ahmadinejad defends results."

Also ...

* Betsy Newmark, "What Should We Do About a Rigged Election?"

* Gateway Pundit, "President Ahmadinejad Wears the Opposition's Colors at Acceptance Speech," and "Regime Unleashed - Gunshots & Beatings in Tehran (Video)."

* Gay Patriot, "Obama Administration: Where Reality Doesn’t Get in the Way of Foreign Policy."

* Hot Air, "At the brink: Ahmadinejad Refuses to Guarantee Mousavi’s Safety."

* Jihad Watch, "Obama Will Keep Trying to Appease Iran Despite Rigged Election."

* National Iranian American Council, "Election Uunrest, Day Two."

* Dan Riehl, "#CNNFail."

* Outside the Beltway, "Reality on Iran from Flynt Leverett."

* TigerHawk, "Is it 1956 or 1989 in Iran?"

* Yid With Lid, "Pictures and Latest News From Today's Iranian Protests."

Also, the left reacts, Think Progress, "The Right Wing Claims Ahmadinejad’s Reelection Was A Fraud, But Obama’s Responsible For It Anyway," and Newshoggers, "Still Confused About The Iranian Election."


prying1 said...

Thanks for the update and links Donald. Pretty complete coverage. I pray for those in Iran that they may be set free not only physically but spiritually.

Donald Douglas said...

Thank you, Prying1!

Mark Harvey said...

Biden thinks all is well and Obama is pleased about the robust debate.

No further comment required.

Chris Wysocki said...

I'm sure too that Jimmy Carter is satisfied with the integrity of the election results. What other affirmation do we need?

Dave C said...

If the US only had an embassy over there, then the comparisons to Carter would be downright scary.

(not that they aren't right now. Just saying)

bowler said...

intense picture;

thx for posting all these links

Dave said...

The former MSM is not about to report on the unrest in Iran, as they have to maintain the illusion for the dumbMasses that Barry-O really is the lightworker, else their White House press credentials might be collected by Robert Goebbels Gibbs.

I have been watching the YouTube videos that Iranians have been posting since the election for much of the evening. Raw footage often says much more than the media edited and messaged footage would, even if there actually was any.

There are a large number of seriously angry people in that country.

The media silence I can understand. What I find curious is the sound of crickets chirping coming from the Obama White House.


Rusty Walker said...

Thanks for keeping us up to date, Donald.

What other pathetic result could have occurred when Ahmadinejad is Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s man. The Ayatollah is a hard-liner in favor of nuclear proliferation and so why are we expecting the Obama-Biden fantasy of change to come true in Iran?

All of this “hope” just distracts us from an immediate and severe response with consequences for Iran, and impedes our preparation for the reality that is not going to change: Iran is marching towards nuclear power and a strike on Israel, if not stopped.